In order to promote our country’s important ocean policies, offer the aspects of ocean environmental protection, ocean resources and sustainable ocean industrial economy, and shape the opportunities of the blue economy , i.e., “industrial value creation” and “Regional Revitalization”, Ocean Affairs Council held the “Blue Economy, Ocean Sustainability Forum” on 26 November 2019 at Howard Civil Service International House in Taipei.
Ocean Affairs Council said that the forum invited many professionals of public and private companies, such as Su-chuan Pingho Finance and Ocean Policy Institute, Enterprise Sustainable Development Association, Taiwan Economic Research Institute, Taiwan Wind Power Industry Association, Guangbao Technology Company, DNVGL Business Assurance, Bureau of Agricultural Finance, and Institute of Transportation. They get together to discuss the issues of opportunities and vision of the blue economy, sustainable development for emerging industries , and social duties for ocean environment and assistance. They shared and exchanged opinions with one another for the ways of sustainable ocean development. The Minister of Ocean Affairs Council, Mr. Lee Chung Wei said that since Ocean Affairs Council’s establishment on 28 April 2018 , it has been actively involved in dealing with ocean affairs, including legislating with the ocean basic laws, constructing the legal ocean systems , cooperating with local governments for ocean conservation , doing research on ocean technology for power , and regulating friendly environments for ocean industries. All the works are to promote the balance and adaptation of ocean usage in order to meet the guidelines of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals SDGs 14: “Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Ocean for Sustainable Development.” Through this forum, we, in fact, got many suggestions and learned a lot of experiences of experts and scholars from all walks of life in the public and private companies. It actually stimulated lots of creativity in the development of blue economy. In the future, we will, link the Executive Yuan’s “Honor to the Sea” program to implement the ocean environmental maintenance and sustainability, and we will, work together with professionals to create a high qualified ocean country with “ecology, security and prosperity”.